YFi Hotspot Manager Setup on CentOS 6

Written by Mfawa Alfred Onen on . Posted in Linux, Projects

I will like to start by thanking Dirk van der Walt for his genius piece of software called YFi Hotspot Manager. Having experimented with a lot of FreeRADIUS front end software like DaloRadius, EasyHotspot, phpMyPrepaid back in 2008, I stumbled across YFi Hotspot Manager, Modern Ajax web front-end for FreeRADIUS 2.x which
supports vouchers management, permanent users, postpaid and prepaid billing, Multi language support, statistics etc. It works seamlessly with the following captive portal software; CoovaChilli and Mikrotik and runs on Ubuntu and CentOS.

I wrote a guide on how to set up YFi Hotspot Manger running on RHEL/CentOS 5.x and has gotten some good reviews and Dirk van der Walt was also kind enough to include it on the project wiki page. This video series is a followup of the guide and we will set things up using the latest releases of CentOS 6, YFi Hotspot Manager (Latest SVN – Beta 6), FreeRADIUS 2.2, CakePHP (1.2.x for compatibility reasons), PPTPD 1.3.4.

Requirements for watching the videos:

  • Patience
  • Guts
  • Bowl of Coffee
  • and Patience



After watching the videos and hopefully everything working for you, please drop me a line in the comments field so that I have an idea if the videos helped you or not.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3


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Mfawa Alfred Onen

I am a System Administrator and I work at Bingham University.